One of the first places that was on our list was Colorado Springs, high in the Rocky Mountains at the base of Pikes Peak. It’s the perfect place for a long weekend getaway

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Colorado Springs, also known as “the Springs,” is located almost smack dab in the middle of the state, halfway between Denver and Pueblo on Interstate 25.

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Cheyenne Mountain Resort No matter what time of year you visit the area, this resort is a great place to lay your head and explore all there is to offer.

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Set on over 200 acres, there is an 18-hole golf course, over a dozen tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, spa and “wellness retreat.”

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Garden of the Gods Beautiful green rolling hills are juxtaposed with red rocky cliffs that seemingly rise out of nowhere. This is a place to explore and there are plenty of ways to do so.

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Pikes Peak This 14,115-foot peak in Pike National Forest is the most visited peak in North America, attracting over 500,000 visitors annually

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Manitou Springs Incline The famed Manitou Incline Trail may only be one mile in length, but it gains close to 2,000 feet in elevation, giving you a heart-pumping workout (and the chance to see some elite Olympic runners along the way)

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Royal Gorge Bridge If you’re afraid of heights, then Royal Gorge Bridge is not the place you want to visit.

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